Bringing joy by fighting childhood hunger
More than 15 million children in the United States face hunger. In fact, one in six kids worry about when they’ll have their next meal.
The Joy in Childhood Foundation is committed to ending hunger. Through donations and volunteer efforts, it supports initiatives like Feeding America’s School Pantry Program and BackPack Program, which helps kids who may not have enough to eat on weekends. Through the BackPack Program, bags of nutritious and easy-to-prepare food are assembled at more than 160 local food banks and then distributed to more than 450,000 children at the end of the week.
During the Foundation’s National Week of Joy, more than 1,600 Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees, employees and crew members volunteered at 70 food banks across the country, providing 450,000 meals.
In 2015, the Foundation supported more than 15 food banks with $20,000 grants as part of a 3-year $1 million grant to Feeding America.
The Joy in Childhood aims to bring simple joys of childhood to sick and hungry kids. To learn more, watch the video, and go to http://www.dunkinbrands.com/foundation.